Furthermore, we are finding abundant freshwater snails and clams in the sediment surrounding the bones; this strongly suggests that the animal died in a pond or marsh.Our working hypothesis is that this animal died with its feet planted in the soft, "soupy" sediment at the bottom of a pond. The water was deep enough (in our hypothesis) to partially support the animal's body until it began to decompose, so that when it died it did not immediately fall over.Your very generous contribution at this level will pay for radiocarbon dates (@ 0) and pollen analyses (several hundred dollars) to properly date these fossils and study the environment in which the animal lived.Donors at this level are cordially invited to visit our excavation site and assist in the excavation.As we exhume more of this animal's skeleton, we will be able to test our ideas about how it died.After we get the fossils back to the lab, the analyses will continue. By studying the detailed internal structure of this animal's tusks we will be able to determine how many years old it was when it died, the age at which it became sexually mature, when it experienced stresses in its life, and the season in which it died.
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